Tulum Attractions

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While it is impossible to overlook that the most important attractions in Tulum center on Mayan culture, they aren't the only reason this town is worth visiting.  A collection of cenotes add to the appeal, and the beaches awash with Caribbean waters simply can't be ignored.


Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach

There are a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. You can click on each beach name for a detailed review of that part of the coast.

Playa Tulum: Tulum was the only Maya city built along the water, and today serves as the majestic watch guard of nearby Playa Tulum. For a solid dose of history, architecture, and even anthropology with your beach going experience, there is no better option than Playa Tulum.

Another place to consider is Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach. Backed by black cliffs, the blue waters of the beach look even more vibrantly turquoise than is the norm in this region, making this beach a great picture op. Swimming and sunning are top activities here, plus there are vendors selling food, drinks, and local crafts to make it a full service experience.

Playa Chacal: Chacala is one of the most underdeveloped beaches along the coast. Aside from a resort property, the beach is void of any excess. Visitors who head to this shore are doing so in order to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy a day of seclusion in a tropical paradise.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find plenty of additional beaches in and around the area. To get more information on beaches available, read this article.

Landmark Attractions

Tulum Maya Ruins

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Tulum Maya Ruins. It is found within the heart of Tulum. If you're planing on visiting Tulum, make sure you set aside an entire day to do so. Located on Tulum property are about 60 well preserved buildings, as well as numerous other natural sites to see, most of which are housed within the Sian Ka'an biosphere.

Additionally, if the more functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, you should think about seeing Tulum Lighthouse. The Tulum Lighthouse is located just south of the Maya ruin on top of the Salta Iman cliff. While visitors are welcome to visit the lighthouse, it is usually passed over.

Temple Of The Wind: While researchers are still attempting to figure out what the unique Temple of the Winds structure was used for, the leading explanation is that it was an observatory, as there is symbol and a little gap that line up with a constellation in the sky.

These are just a few of what's available. To visit our page about other interesting places to visit in this area, visit this page.

Natural Attractions

Aktun Chen Cave System

Xunaan Ha Cenote is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy. Located near Dreams Hotel in Puerto Aventuras, the Xunaan Ha Cenote is a popular swimming and diving spot, known for it's underwater cave with waters that float upstream rather than downstream.

Jungle Place is another local attraction that's popular with visitors. The Jungle Place is a sanctuary for endangered Spider Monkeys in the Mexican Caribbean, most of which have been rescued from life threatening situations. The owners care for these animals as if they were a part of a family, and on a rare basis, allow guests to come visit with the monkeys and explore the habitat.

Needless to say, you'll find other natural attractions. For more in formation concerning natural attractions in and around Tulum, use this link.


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